CANES BASKETBALL LEGEND AND CURRENT MAYOR OF DANIA BEACH TAMARA JAMES DISCUSSES HER DECISION TO COME TO UM, HER RECORD-SETTING CAREER, HOW HER PRO CAREER LED HER OVERSEAS AND HOW HER BASKETBALL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER NEW ROLE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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University of Miami Athletics

Anastasia Ray

position

Rower

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Kotka, Finland

High School

MAST Academy

Anastasia Ray - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2019-20 season bio indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2019-20 to 2020-21 due to this NCAA ruling.

2019-20*: Competed in the 2v8+ and the 2v4+ at the Head of the Indian Creek (10/12)…Placed second in the varsity eight race (14:37.48)…In the 2v4+, finished in fifth with a time of 16:47.82…Member of the 1v8+ at the Rivanna Romp (11/17), finishing 17th with a time of 14:50.8)…Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

High School: Graduated from MAST Academy…Rowed for Miami Rowing Club in high school…Member of the lightweight four and lightweight double…Rowed stroke for both boats…Placed fifth at nationals in the lightweight four her junior and senior years…Also a member of the varsity volleyball team…Member of the National honor Society.

Personal: Mom is Diana Ray…One sister, Liza…Liza rows at Columbia University and competed at the U23 Worlds two years in a row for Team USA…Majoring in business analytics and marketing.